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Information Wanted on Van Briggle Shocks

Post by DontKnowMuch » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:37 pm

Does anyone have these Van Briggle shocks on their Model T? Do you have to rotate or swap the spring perches as you do with Hassler shocks.

They appear to be in good condition. I have searched and have found little information about them other than the two ads. The second picture shows the front shocks that looks like the picture in the ads. The third picture shows the rear shocks in the open and the "as mounted" position. Part of an old shackle is holding it in position. It appears to have a Patent Date of 12-2-18.

Any information will be appreciated.
Thanks
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Re: Information Wanted on Van Briggle Shocks

Post by DanTreace » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:08 pm

James

That set of shocks do look like good condition and should work out well. Haven't used these, but have Hassler's and the Hassler have brackets that need the front perch repositioned, same with rear, the wheels have to come off to mount the rear hanger.

This adv. from Van Briggle states no need to change anything. As they just fit into the exiting shackles, that makes sense! Good Luck!



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Re: Information Wanted on Van Briggle Shocks

Post by DontKnowMuch » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:18 am

Thanks for the Ad.
Someone told me that Van Briggle made two different styles of shocks and that I have one style for the front and the other style for the rear. I have not been able to confirm this. I may try to install them and see what happens.
Thanks again.


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Re: Information Wanted on Van Briggle Shocks

Post by DontKnowMuch » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:58 am

Still looking for information on these shocks.
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